Clemson freshman wide receiver DeAndre “Nuke” Hopkins’ playing status against Maryland will be a game time decision. Hopkins suffered a muscular injury to his upper body after he landed awkwardly making a catch in practice Wednesday. He was having problems breathing after the injury. Swinney said Hopkins is doing better, but he still isn’t sure if he will be able to go against Maryland.
Hopkins was named ACC rookie of the week after his seven catch performance at North Carolina last weekend. He finished with 46 yards receiving and also returned a punt 31 yards.
If Hopkins can’t play, Marquan Jones will get the start in his place.
Also on the injury front; offensive line man David Smith will start at left guard tomorrow against the Terps. Smith missed the past two games because of a high ankle sprain.
Clemson and Maryland will kick off shortly after noon tomorrow at Death Valley.